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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


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What is a cystoscopy?

What is a cystoscopy?

An office procedure.: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small cystoscope, about the width of a pencil, is placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is used by doctors to visualize the lining of the bladder, looking for anatomic abnormalities, stones, inflammation, and tumors. If performed in the clinic, no general anesthesia is used, only a local numbing gel. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
467 doctors shared insights

Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


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Could cystoscopy hurts?

Could cystoscopy hurts?

Just slight...: Cystoscopy is usually done under local anesthesia so you will not feel much pain but slight local discomfort. Of course, your understanding, realistic expectation, and urologist's gentelness and carefulness will make a diifference in the way how you may feel. So, don't worry. Of course, ask your urologist timely. Best... ...Read more

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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What does a cystoscopy feel like?

What does a cystoscopy feel like?

A procedure.: Cystoscopies are uncomfortable but most patients tolerate them well. Usually, a numbing gel is placed in the urethra. The initial entry of the scope is the most uncomfortable part, where it passes beyond the urethral sphincter. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder to aid in visualization, which will feel like a fullness to the bladder. After the procedure, discomfort rapidly subsides. ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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What can be seen during a cystoscopy?

What can be seen during  a cystoscopy?

Lower urinary tract.: When a urologist uses a cystoscope, the inside of the bladder and urethra are inspected. Irregularities in the urinary tract lining, tumors, stones, inflammation, muscular thickening, & outpouchings called cellules & diverticula are seen. The ureteral orificies, or the outflow from the kidneys, are visible. In males, the inside of the prostate, and nodular enlargement can be seen. ...Read more

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How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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Do cystoscopy a hurt? What can I expect?

Cystoscopy: Yto ease discomfort. In a woman, due to ou will feel minor discomfort and bladder pressure when water runs in your bladder is an office procedure and is done using local anesthesia and lubrication . In a woman, is easy to do due to the shortness of the urethra. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more